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In the Birthplace of Hippies: A New Chabad Center

It is known as the birthplace of the Hippie Movement (and counts some well-known Jewish hippies in its history), and on Sunday, the Haight Ashbury district of San Francisco celebrated the opening of its first permanent Chabad center. Chabad of Cole Valley is a $2.2 million project in its first phase, with more to come.

Chabad Support for UTJ Party Grows

The number of Chabad hasidim who voted for the Ashkenazic-haredi UTJ party grew significantly since April’s elections. “This is an important achievement for UTJ, which for the first time since 1988 received the majority of the Chabad votes, including those in Kfar Chabad,” UTJ said.

ULY 8th Grade Release Video for Chai Elul

In honor of Chai Elul, birthday of the founders of Chassidus and Chassidus Chabad, 8th grade Talmidim of United Lubavitcher Yeshiva performed a short play titled “The Diamond of Life” in Yeshiva. The live show was performed several times throughout the day for all the Talmidim from Pre-1A through 8th grade.

A Shliachs Lost and Found

A Story of Hashgacha Pratis brought together Rabbi Eli Ostrozynski and his long lost brother. Not knowing that they were brothers, the two ended up at a shabbos table, before the startling truth came out.

Video of the Day

Watch as Moshe’le Holtzberg puts on tefillin for the first time with a Navy Seal from the US Military as Yanky Green and Lipa Schmeltzer sing Ani Maamin at the pre-Bar Mitzvah celebration for Moshe Holtzberg. 

Picture of the Day

At the Annual Southern Regional Kinus that took place Sunday, A Broward Sheriff got wrapped up by one of the visiting Shluchim. The CSO Security organization, which secures Chabad Houses and events throughout Florida, helped facilitate a security briefing from Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony for the annual Florida Kinus HaShluchim.

Trump Orders ‘Substantial Increase’ in Sanctions on Iran

President Trump announced Wednesday that he had ordered a “substantial increase” in sanctions on Iran. The move comes after Saturday’s drone strikes on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, which the country said had disrupted about half of the kingdom’s oil capacity, or 5% of the daily global oil supply.

Netanyahu, Gantz Deadlocked After Repeat Election

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his main challenger, Blue and White chief Benny Gantz, remain deadlocked Wednesday after Tuesday’s Knesset election, raising the possibility of a unity government or even the possibility of a third general election.